Tuesday, 31 August 2010
Commissioned 60th Birthday Card
I was asked by someone at work to make her friend a 60th birthday card with the following requirements: bagpipes, camping, Scottish highlands and tennis but NO really girlie things like feathers etc. Yikes!!!
To the rescue came an image I had coloured in for a Crafty Ann's Challenge some weeks ago - The Lazy Hazy Days of Summer. I coloured the image in and then thought the water and stones looked too dark for a summer picture. I had also added some heather (or plants like that) to add some detail between the grass but then wasn't sure it was around in the summer so I "saved" all that hard work and thought I might use it sometime. Thankfully I had a second copy of the Papernation camping couple but no backing paper so I couldn't use that. I used my Promarkers again to colour the image and chalk ink pads to distress the edges. I added different tiny flower to this image and also put some in the pot in the caravan.
For the rest of the card I used some backing papers I downloaded from Cardmaking Downloads and I used them in conjunction with some Crafty Ann's Digi Shop digital papers. I think they all worked well together. The bagpipe image I got from Crafts U Print and is by the designer Gordon Fraser. I decoupaged this image to get it more height. The 60 today and flower on the front of the card was done with my Cricut machine. I've read the instructions better this time and managed to do the shadowing of the numbers properly this time. The overall card is finished off with a verse, flowers (lots and lots and lots of them), ribbon, Papermania glitterations and a ticket sentiment from Crafty Ann's Digi Shop.
This card fits the following challenges:
Lili of the Valley - Dotty about circles
CRAFT - Milestone birthday
Meljen's Designs - Happy Birthday
Digi Doodles - So distressing
Sew many Challenges - Happy Birthday
Crafty Emma - Anything goes
Sweet Stampin' - Distressed birthdays
Allsorts - Park inspiration
Cupcake Craft - Let's go digital
Daisy Doodles - Anything goes
A Crafty Little Place - Anything goes
Stampin' for the Week-end - Anything goes.
Posted by Kym's Crafty Cards